"Fang and Claw": Catwoman sneaks into a building in order to steal a collection of ancient Egyptian gold coins with a cat minted on its face. When she grabs the coins she discovers that she has been lured into a trap when knockout gas comes out of the safe where the c
- Listen to that big cat howl. Almost like it was--in the room with--us?
- — Catwoman
Appearing in "Fang and Claw"
- "Doctor" (Only appearance; dies)
- Panara (First appearance)
- Dex (Only appearance; dies)
- Catwoman's Retractable Claw
- Catwoman's Whip
Synopsis for "Fang and Claw"
Catwoman sneaks into a building in order to steal a collection of ancient Egyptian gold coins with a cat minted on its face. When she grabs the coins she discovers that she has been lured into a trap when knockout gas comes out of the safe where the coins are and she faints almost immediately. When she wakes up, she is locked inside of a cage and her boots, gloves and whip are taken. There are some people talking. There is a doctor and his assistant discussing about Catwoman being a simple woman and not a genetic anomaly. She has been drugged and falls asleep again.
The next time she wakes up she is still weak and sleepy but she overhears a conversation between a doctor and a woman. They are speaking about an ailment the woman has and a solution that the doctor offers her. Catwoman falls asleep again. The third time she wakes up she is feeling better already but a noise catches her attention. The doctor and his assistant are struggling to calm down a leopard. When they finally manage to calm the animal, the doctor takes a sample of the animal's blood and uses it to create a medicine for the ill woman. The doctor and the assistant go to another room and Catwoman seizes the chance to open the lock of her cage she is in and free the leopard. She goes back to her cage and when the doctor and his assistant return worried about the woman's reaction to the serum they face against a furious leopard. Catwoman slips away from the scene and heads to the sick woman's room. She locks the door and listens to the leopard attacking her captors outside. She realizes that some of that noises are coming from the room she is in. When she turns to see the woman, she is faced with a leopard-looking beast. She knows that the beast is the woman but that the doctor's experiments mutated her into that beast. Catwoman does her best to avoid the beast's attacks. She then leaves room and this time she faces against the real leopard. Catwoman decides to let the mutated human out of the room and let the two beasts fight each other.
Catwoman starts to look for a way out when she finds the doctor's assistant dead body. Later she finds the doctor himself and she forces him to give her back her things and the gold coins she was after. The doctor agrees reluctantly. When Catwoman is ready to leave, she and the doctor are cornered by the two beasts that stopped attacking each other and decided to prey on the doctor and Catwoman. The leopard attacks the helpless doctor and the mutant attacks Catwoman. Catwoman uses her retractable claw to smash through a window and save herself. The mutant jumps behind her prey but Catwoman grabs a ledge and witnesses the mutant fall right to the water below.
A fulfilled Catwoman admires the golden coins and she then jumps into the night city without looking back to know what happened to the mutant-lady.
- No special notes.
- This is Catwoman's first succesful robbery since Catwoman #30.
- There is a reference to Marvin Gaye's song I Heard It Through the Grapevine.
- Catwoman calls Dex, the doctor's assistant, Igor; as the fictional character.